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Study: Students who engage in unhealthy behaviors could have increased risk of cancer

Rebecca Savransky, Campus Editor

May 6, 2014

The majority of college students are practicing unhealthy behaviors, including eating poorly and failing to exercise, which could put them at greater risk to develop cancer later in their lives, according to a new study from...

Northwestern Medicine works to reduce risks of cardiovascular disease in Chicago

Tyler Pager, Assistant Campus Editor

May 6, 2014

Northwestern Medicine is partnering with the Chicago Department of Public Health in an effort to combat cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in Chicago. The partnership will work to expand Keep Your Heart Healthy, a...

Two medical groups merge to create Northwestern Medicine

Olivia Exstrum, Reporter

May 1, 2014

The Northwestern Memorial Physicians Group officially merged Thursday with Northwestern Medical Group in an effort to better unify the two organizations' clinical operations. According to the medical group website, the 131-doctor...

Northwestern study links recreational marijuana use, brain abnormalities

Rebecca Savransky, Campus Editor

April 17, 2014

Recreational marijuana use has been linked to significant abnormalities in two regions of the brain, according to a study conducted by Northwestern Medicine and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. The study, p...

Feinberg study finds link between sedentary lifestyle, disability rates

Rebecca Savransky, Assistant Campus Editor

February 24, 2014

A group of Northwestern researchers published a study last week detailing a strong link between sedentary adults and their risk of being disabled late in life. Controlling for participants' activity levels, the Northwestern...